Keeneland's October yearling sale was shorter and much smaller than when it was inaugurated a year ago. But the second edition, which was conducted on Tuesday in Central Kentucky, posted higher average and median prices than in 2001.
Canadian champion and millionaire Dancethruthedawn, a Sam-Son homebred, has been retired because of a non-displaced hairline fracture of her right ankle.
The push for alternative gaming at racetracks continues in New Jersey.
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A field of eight is set for Saturday's $250,000 Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) at Far Hill Race Course in New Jersey.
ReRun held its second auction of the trademarked Moneigh paintings on Oct. 11, raising nearly $60,000 in an hour from the sale of the equine-created works of art.
- By Tom LaMarra
Industry representatives in West Virginia met by teleconference Oct. 15 to devise emergency rules to govern use of adjunct bleeder medications and to ban the practice of blood-doping.
Mary Ada Lichlyter. who trained homebred multiple stakes winner Cool Frenchy, was killed last week in an auto accident near her family's Grey Willows Ranch near Stevinson, Calif.
Following almost two years of on-again, off-again negotiations, Magna Entertainment has pulled out of negotiations to lease Suffolk Downs, the Boston Herald reported Oct. 15.
- By Steve Haskin
Fourstardave, who died Tuesday morning at age 17 while jogging on the Belmont training track, will be buried at Saratoga.
- By Tom LaMarra
Industry representatives will gather Dec. 10 in Tucson, Ariz., to discuss a plan for a broad national health insurance program.
Joe McNaboe, whose father and brother were farriers, died Oct. 12 at age 84.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club will host a meeting on Nov. 3 at the Embassy Suites on Newtown Pike to discuss Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) in 2003.
Evening Attire, winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup and Saratoga Breeders' Cup in his last two starts, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 Monday over the Belmont training track.
Following the success of its 2002 five-day meeting, Royal Ascot will return to that format for 2003. The meet will run from Tuesday, June 17 to Saturday, June 21.
Racing purists will be spared the horror of watching another Citation run around in New Zealand this year.
Pleasantly Perfect, impressive winner of the Goodwood BC Handicap on Oct. 6, will not be permitted to run in the Breeders' Cup Classic due to the bleeders rule in the State of Illinois.
In Breeders' Cup developments on the West Coast, Kona Gold impressed in Monday's workout; the chances of Buffythecenterfold running improved; and the connections of Night Patrol and Explicit ruled those two out of Cup contention.
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